Haitian Metal Wall Art - Split Tree - 003 - Croix des Bouquets
This piece of Haitian metal wall art is 22 inches by 18 inches. It features a tree of life design with a split trunk. This piece is recycled and has a rustic patina. Finished with a clear lacquer it is suitable for indoor or outdoor use.
Meet the Artisans
When you visit Croix des Bouquets, the area of town known for Haitian metal art in the capital of Port-Au-Prince, you are met with a cacophony of tink, tink, tink as ball peen hammers strike sheets of steel. The sheets are cut from steel drums colored by oil and other liquids the drums at one time held. The process of turning sheets of metal into beautiful wall art is all done by hand, from cutting holes that become edges of trees and leaves, to accenting each lizard with a texture of scales, to painting or lacquering the final design. The artists are proud of their work, signing the pieces on the back side, leaving a raised, reversed signature on the front.